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Al-Anon's Purpose

The Al-Anon Family groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope, in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness, and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.
Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization, or institution; does not engage in any controversy, neither endorses or opposes any cause. There are no dues for membership. Al-Anon is self-supporting through voluntary contributions.
Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic.

Is Al-Anon/Alateen For Me?

Help is here for the asking. Are you troubled by someone's drinking? Did you grow up with a problem drinker? If you identify with some of these statements, it is important to know that help and hope for friends and families of alcoholics is just a phone call away. You can take a self-test here.

Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic.

    Who is Al-Anon/Alateen for, and where are the meetings?
  • Family members and friends who are concerned about someone's drinking.
  • Adult children of alcoholics who grew up in a family with alcoholism.
  • Children (teenagers) who live in a family dealing with alcoholism.

Confidentiality

Browse our Web site in confidence. We know the importance of protecting the identity of one another, providing a safe place in which to mutually exchange our experience, strength and hope. Our Traditions, promoting unity and harmony among members, affirms it. Our Concepts of Service, binding our fellowship through the World Service Conference, assures it; offering hope and recovery to all people everywhere affected by a drinking problem.

New Video! Daddy Drinks Too Much - Al-Anon members share their experiences with growing up with alcoholism. Provides an insightful view of alcoholism and the effect it has on children.  Both adults and children relate to this deeply profound view in this eight-minute video.  Spanish version available also. Watch video in English  or Spanish.


NIAFG Area Assembly

Grace United Methodist Church
300 East Gartner Road
Naperville, IL 60540

Open Speaker Meeting
Friday, Sept 19, 2014 - 8 pm

Area Assembly
Saturday, Sept 20, 2014 - 9 am-3 pm

Northern IL Business Meetings

District Meetings  click here.

NIAFG Assembly and Area World Service Committee Meetings click here.

Steering Committee Meetings click here.

Just For Today

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2014 Illinois AFG State Convention

Letting Go - Falling Into Recovery

Click here to download and read or print the 2014 IL State Convention Flyer (PDF format).

October 17-19, 2014
Marriott Hotel & Convention Center Normal, IL 61761

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